Thursday, February 16, 2006

"Behold, I Stand At the Door and Knock"

This could be a Calvinist representation of the infamous Rev. 3:20 passage. In case the humor escapes you, Calvinists generally accept the idea of "irresistable grace," which means, "when Jesus comes a'knockin, don't bother lockin' (the door)."

(Hat Tip to Paul Scheele)


Anonymous Patrick Rist said...

Never mind the fact that the Rev. 3:20 passage is not about evangelism; in the traditional picture of Jesus knocking at the door, who's sovereign in the picture, the wimpy knocking Jesus or the person on the other side of the door?

If Jesus did use a battering ram, I'm thankful for it, because left on my own, I'd have never opened up myself.

8:15 AM  
Blogger chris said...

You're right of course, Patrick. I don't think the creator of this picture was really making a theological point. It's just for laughs.

Not being Reformed, I prefer a burly Jesus knocking, but without the ram. I don't think he overrides our freedom. His sovereignty is not undermined, though, if you take a middle-knowledge view.

9:23 AM  

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